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16 - From Sault en Provence to Flassan

Start node info Sault en Provence
End node info Flassan
Total length 22.0 km

white-red marks of the GR 4, GR 9 and GR 91R. From the balise at 1266 meters of altitude in the state forest of the Ventouret, yellow marks of the PR (promenade randonnée)

Walking time

Banon Sault 3240 OT and Mont Ventoux 3140 ET, IGN, France.

Hours of walk: 5,30
Rise: 650 m
Drop: 1000 m
Difficulty level: mediumFood and accommodation

-In Flassan:

Gîte de charme Au Pied du Ventoux
Chemin de Combe de Canaud, tel. +33 (0)4 32 81 94 40, +33 (0)6 25 10 34 26. It offers 3 double rooms and two apartments sleeping 2/4 people. It is open all year long and has a swimming pool. The Gite is located at a short distance from the GR 91.


You leave the historical centre of Sault from its western side and continue along the D1 road for a short while, quitting it just after La Loge to follow a parallel way, which is sufficiently distanced from the road. An asphalted road then proceeds shortly after Jarjalle, until Verdolier (m 755). From this point the GR rises steeply along forest tracks in the long crossing of the state forest of Ventouret. The itinerary then goes along the Combe de la Font d’Anjou, until the Fontaine de Canaud (m 891), where there is a deviation leading to the chapel of St-Jean (1044 m). Combe de Canaud until the gates of Flassan. It is possible to see numerous coal pits which were used until just after the first world war, when the greater part of the woodcutters were Italian, coming mainly from the mountains around the city of Bergamo. The combe is flanked by steep calcareous wall faces, while on the track it is still possible to see the wheel ruts left by the coal merchants’ carts on the rock.